Saturday, February 24, 2007

Chaand aur Shahad !

So for what has almost become a fortnightly fix now, this time's candidate was Honeymoon Travels, which was thoroughly enjoyed. A tongue in cheek look at a group of honeymooning couples, methinks it was pretty well woven, and except for a bit of a stretch towards the end, it always kept good pace, laced with healthy doses of humour throughout. The songs blended in beautifully - after Guru I'd developed almost an apathy for songs but this one reminded me that they have a place in a movie if they go with the theme are properly placed. Everyone did pretty much a good job, barring Amisha Patel, surely someone better could have been chosen? But well there's too much good going for it to really matter.

Its a pleasure to get genouniely funny hindi movies lately, Pyar ke side effects, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Jhankar Beats to name a few. Hope the trend continues!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rainy car!

Hmmph, so there's this really really wierd ad on tv, which always bugged the hell out of me. So there's this so called Sunshine car, whose flagship family is as follows:

The kid is a little devil , who smashes his cricket/tennis balls into cakes of neighbours, and has no sense of courtsey, just the apalling manners of a little brat "aunty ball please" - no apology , no nothing!

The mother is a rather provocatively dressed female, (hmm did she leap off the page 3 parties, or were her origins redder in color???) who is quite comfortable in flirting with the neighbour under the guise of borrowing something or the other.

The neighbours are SRK and wife (can it get any worse).

Gosh, if there's one car I'd hate to be associated with purely on the basis of its ads - its the "Sunshine car". Wonder whatever happened to the good ol fashioned manners and courtsey in this country?? Not only have we lost them, we actually flaunt the loss!

Monday, February 12, 2007


So I finally got to see the "Black Friday" that I'd wanted to see ages back. Quite liked it. For a lengthy movie shot in stark documentary style, I think it holds together really well. I'm sure it would disturb a lot of people's calm when they watch it, but I think it has more to do with their perspective, that it being an inflammatory movie.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Aya Guru, gaya Guru

So what kind of movie do you get when the editor takes a vacation, the lyricist , choreographer, music director are given major time slots, and probably decide that they have been working too hard, and the talented director just decides to let things be, letting through the occasional glimpse of his work, but mostly content to let the story bullock cart along??? Well if you ask me, then you get Guru, - thats what. Was definitely worth a miss :(